Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to School

Well, today was the bittersweet first day of school. Bitter because of the wonderful lazy mornings of summer, the relaxing days on the beach and by the pool (in-between working, of course) and the slower pace we've all enjoyed.

My girls and I traveled to Washington, D.C. and enjoyed the sights of that great city along with a delightful visit with family. We went away for a long weekend and luxuriated by the pool. The best part, of course, was not having to do homework or make lunches!

The sweet part of starting school is that we'd all had enough of our togetherness. My kids were bickering like crazy and I think they were getting a little bit bored! (They probably wouldn't admit it, though!)

So here we has started and a new chapter begins. I can't believe how big they've gotten and how much their friends grew during the summer.

With a new school year comes new responsibilities. Making lunches, putting backpacks away, keeping track of homework, washing gym clothes, and so much more!!!

What responsibilities can your kids take over that are age-appropriate?

Have a great school year!


Karyn Blackmore-Hagy said...

I love our blog Bette - keep it up :) One thing we do at the beginning of the school year is to write our goals - realistic goals. Good exercie and interesting to see how you did at the end of the year.

Bette Alkazian said...

Great exercise, Karyn! I love it! Great for our parenting goals AND our personal/professional goals for ourselves.

Anyone want to share their goals for this school year?